PETE CREAR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Pete Crear Lifetime Acheivement Award History
This prestigious award is presented annually recognizing a credit union professional or volunteer whose career best embodies the African-American Credit Union Coalition’s mission “to increase the global credit union movement’s strength by adding the focused perspective and energy of credit union volunteers and professionals of African-American and African descent.” Sustained excellence is a hallmark of the awardee.
The recipient will have (1.) Demonstrated support for the credit union philosophy of “People Helping People,” having organized and/or provided significant assistance to credit unions in need, and (2.) Constructively impacted the infrastructure, growth, legislative, regulatory, image and/or service delivery capacity of the credit union movement.
The recipient will be a volunteer or professional who has been involved in the credit union movement for at least 10 years. This includes credit unions and credit union related trade associations, regulators, vendors, etc. The recipient must have been actively engaged in the success of the AACUC through successful committee work, advocacy, financial donations or other supportive activities noted by the AACUC Board of Directors.
In August 2003, Pete Crear received the inaugural African-American Credit Union Coalition Lifetime Achievement Award and was further honored by having the award named after him and a college scholarship established in his name. Crear is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The World Council of Credit Unions, Inc. (WOCCU). Crear is considered a credit union pioneer.